MOT's at Shaikly Motor Company


Approved MOT Centre, Colchester.

There are around 19,000 garages approved to carry out MOT testing in the country. The blue ’three triangles’ logo, which stations have to display, identifies approved test stations.

At Shaikly Motor Company we provide MOT testing for cars, commercial vehicles, minibuses and motor homes and have five nominated MOT testers.

The MOT scheme is there to ensure consistent standards. The scheme is monitored by Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA).

MOT Scheme

The MOT scheme is monitored by Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) and includes the following functions, which are undertaken by VOSA on behalf of the Secretary of State.:

  • supervising approximately 18,300 garages authorised to carry out MOTs
  • documenting all test methods and standards
  • documenting standards of facilities, equipment, repute, experience, competence, qualifications and administration of those carrying out MOT testing
  • providing training of authorised examiners (AE) & nominated testers (NT)
  • providing training in test methods and administration, to those involved in the MOT testing scheme (whose standards are agreed with the Department for Transport)
  • ensuring standards for testing and conditions of appointment for AEs and NTs are set
  • authorising MOT test stations and NTs
  • checking testing standards are maintained
  • taking disciplinary action against AEs and NTs who fail to meet the required MOT testing standards dealing with appeals and other complaints from MOT customers.

MOT Testing

We can test all of the following vehicles:

Class 4 MOT Testing:

    Cars up to 8 Passenger Seats
    Motor Caravans
    Quads (max unladen weight 400kg – for goods vehicles) (550kg and max. net power of 15kw)
    Dual Purpose Vehicles
    Private Hire Vehicles and PSVs
    Goods Vehicles up to 3000 kg DGW
    Ambulances and Taxis
    Private Passenger Vehicles & Ambulances

Class 7 MOT Testing:

(Goods vehicles over 3000kg up to 35000kg DGW)

Class VL Testing:

(Private Passenger 13-16 Passenger seats)